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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(1) 7-20

Gender Roles, Personality Traits and Expectations of Women and Men Towards Marriage

Elif Ulu Ercan & Semra Uçar

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In this study, it was aimed to determine whether gender roles, self-esteem and personality predict the expectations of men and women’ attitudes about marriage. The sample of the study consists 491 people, 345 women, and 146 men. All cases are single and have college degrees. In this research, Gender Formation Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Attitudes About Romance and Mate Selection Scale, and Sociotropy-Autonomy Scale were used. In this study, the marriage expectations of women and men were evaluated by using the “Multiple Regression Analysis (Stepwise Method)” method. All variables are included in the analysis for both women and men. The results of the multiple regression analysis sociotropy, autonomy, and traditional gender roles variables were found to be significant predictors of the marriage expectations of women. As a result of the multiple regression analysis performed to predict the marriage expectations of men, it was seen that sociotropy variable was a significant predictor. According to the results, as the sociotropy scores of men increase the positive expectations towards marriage also increase. According to the findings, it was seen that the variables that predict the marriage expectations of women and men are different from each other.

Keywords: Gender Roles, Marriage Expectations, Sociotropy, Autonomy

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APA 6th edition
Ercan, E.U. & Ucar, S. (2021). Gender Roles, Personality Traits and Expectations of Women and Men Towards Marriage . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(1), 7-20. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.334.1

Ercan, E. and Ucar, S. (2021). Gender Roles, Personality Traits and Expectations of Women and Men Towards Marriage . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(1), pp. 7-20.

Chicago 16th edition
Ercan, Elif Ulu and Semra Ucar (2021). "Gender Roles, Personality Traits and Expectations of Women and Men Towards Marriage ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (1):7-20. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.334.1.

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